The sky was showing off the other night…
I have a dark room, and wanted something that gave out a little ambient light and decorated the wall at the same time.
I painted the back black so light would not shine through where I didn’t want it. Then I whitewashed it, and let the colors drip.
Then I began cutting into the canvas.
This was a lot of trial and error. :)
It always is.
I wanted it to have two different looks: one in regular light, and one when it is backlit. (Upper right corner, above photos. I cut some shapes out, then covered it with this luscious handmade Nepal paper my friend got me for my birthday. Can’t see through it with the light out. Fun secrets!) I used a string of LED lights attached around the edge on the wooden canvas frame.
I went through a lot of Exact-o blades!!! This was done over the course of many days…
Some of the leaves I covered with plain tissue paper, others I covered with textured tissue paper. I used gel medium to attach everything.
I love the results. I think collage is going to be a part of my work more often!